Category homepage as default?

(Christoph) #1

Yes, I also realized that showing the category page by default might provide better orientation for new users and changed my homepage.

When read @HAWK’s statement, I’m wondering: if that is indeed a general “rule”, then wouldn’t it make sense to set the category page as default homepage for new forums?

Disclaimer: I’m assuming that there is a default homepage. I don’t remember whether this is something you are asked to specific in the setup process, but even if it is, there’ d seem to be something that pushed me towards choosing “Latest” as my homepage. (As a side note: it is also somewhat difficult to find how to change the homepage)


The easiest way is to rerun the wizard.

(Christoph) #3

I’m not sure if that is “easier” than changing the order of your top menu items. If you know that this is what you have to do, I’d say that’s the easiest. But if you don’t know what to do, searching the settings will point you neither to the wizard nor to the order of the items in the top menu.

Suggestion: perhaps it would help to change the help text for the top menu settings from this:


to: “Determine which items appear in the homepage navigation and in what order (the first item is the default homepage). Example: latest|…”

But the more user friendly solution would be to add a site setting “default home page”, simple because the way things are now, it’s a bit of a nuisance that you have to remove all the items in order to change the first one.

(Jeff Atwood) #4

We are more likely to delete that setting altogether.

(Christoph) #5

You mean the top menu site setting?